A Compilation of Short and Sweet Reviews for Mediocre Books

My reviews for Ashes, Ashes, Turtles all the Way Down, and The Best Kind of Magic!

Playing with Matches Review

Title: Playing with Matches Author: Suri Rosen Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A cross between Jane Austen’s Emma, Dear Abby, and Yenta the matchmaker! When 16-year-old Raina Resnick is expelled from her Manhattan private school, she’s sent to live with her strict aunt-but Raina feels like she’s persona non grata … Continue reading Playing with Matches Review

#famous Review

Title: #famous Author: Jilly Gagnon Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and … Continue reading #famous Review

January 2018 Book Haul

Hi everyone!👋 Welcome to my book haul for January 2018! Unfortunately, due to exams I did not have such a great reading month under my standards. I ended up only reading 5 books, but luckily there were many goodies within that number! For a more personal update, I finished my exams on Wednesday and I … Continue reading January 2018 Book Haul

Caraval Review

Title: Caraval Author: Stephanie Garber Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams … Continue reading Caraval Review

I Am the Messenger Review

Title:  I Am the Messenger Author: Markus Zusak Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, mystery, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: protect the diamonds survive the clubs dig deep through the spades feel the hearts Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, … Continue reading I Am the Messenger Review

Speak Review

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is … Continue reading Speak Review

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Review

Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Author: Mark Haddon Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, classics, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: 'Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy.' Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries … Continue reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Review

It’s Kind of a Funny Story Review

Title: It's Kind of a Funny Story Author: Ned Vizzini Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's … Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story Review

Dumplin’ Review

Title: Dumplin' Author: Julie Murphy Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty … Continue reading Dumplin’ Review